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Guide to the Olympics: August 23

by Ryan Hudson

Not only is this the final day of the Olympics (technically), but it is also the final weekend without football. Just think -- at this time next Saturday, you'll be watching college football, while knowing you're just five days away from the start of the NFL. Hang in there, you've almost made it. Here's some Olympic-y goodness to tide you over until then (* denotes live event, and all times are Eastern; sorry West Coast friends):

10am-6pm - NBC
- Canoeing Gold Medal Final
- Gymnastics Rhythmic Individual Gold Medal Final
- Women's Volleyball Gold Medal Match: United States vs. Brazil
- Boxing Gold Medal Finals

7:30pm-Midnight - NBC
- Men's Marathon*
- Track and Field Gold Medal Finals: Men's 800m, 5000m, Javelin Throw and 4x400 Relay; Women's 1500m, 4x400m Relay and High Jump
- Men's Diving Platform Gold Medal Finals

12:30am-5am - NBC
- Men's Basketball Gold Medal Final: Spain vs. United States - 2:30am*
- Men's Mountain Bike
- Men's Table Tennis Gold Medal Match: Wang (China) vs. Ma (China)

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